Responding to the government's plans to ban charities using taxpayers' money to lobby ministers Jonathan Isaby, Chief Executive of the TaxPayers' Alliance, said:
"It simply cannot be right that taxpayers' money is spent to lobby the Government without those paying for it having any say or even knowledge of which causes are benefitting from their support. Using taxpayers' money to fund supposedly independent organisations creates the danger that the Government has effectively bought external support for their policies.
"Not only does it unfairly put another financial burden on already struggling families, it is also unethical for the Government to decide which causes should or should not receive our money. People must have the right to decide which campaigns they support."
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